Opinion Writing 3-5

Teacher: Remus Thorsen
Grades(s): 3-5
Session(s): 3 weeks/ Session 1 or 2
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9:00 am - 10:55 am
Cost: $100
In this class, students will use graphic organizers and the writing process to explore their personal views on an array of high interest topics. The instructor(s) will provide students with writing guide scaffolds to tackle the high interest writing prompts. Students will form opinions on an array of high interest topics while instructors will encourage them to bolster their opinions with valid reasons and provide examples, details, and evidence. This process will prepare students for persuasive writing and debate and hone their critical thinking skill in preparation for the fall semester.

This class will take place both synchronously and asynchronously. Instructors will utilize Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Zoom (most likely) to engage the students in their summer learning. Instructors will offer edit/revision notes to students corresponding through these platforms.

We will meet on Zoom (or another acceptable virtual meeting platform) every Tuesday and Thursday for 45-60 minutes of direct instruction. Then, the students will be divided into breakout sessions, or complete individual tasks, for the remaining 30-45 minutes. The instructor(s) will be online monitoring and directly available for guidance for the entire 1.5 hours of class time.